A businessman angry at the reluctance of banks to lend money to small firms today bricked up the front door of a Barclays in protest.
Cameron Hope, a property developer, used breeze-blocks to build an 8ft by 4ft wall directly in front of the entrance to the bank.
Mr Hope, 59, was joined by other local business owners who say they have had trouble getting money out of banks in order to run their companies.
The protesters waved placards and banners proclaiming 'robbed by the banks we own' and 'make the banks lend' during the stunt at Barclays in Bournemouth, Dorset.
Members of the public voiced their support along with passing motorists who sounding their horns.
Good on you mate, it's time we were all out on the streets protesting. It's the only thing that scares those bastard politicians!